Bradley D. Stein

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Senior Natural Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D., Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. and M.D., University of Pittsburgh; B.A., Georgetown University

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Bradley Stein is a senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. A health services and policy researcher with clinical experience working with children and adults with mental health and substance use disorders, Stein's research focuses on understanding and improving care for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Stein has worked extensively in the area of school mental health, developing, evaluating, implementing, and disseminating a school-based intervention for students exposed to trauma and violence, as well as implementing a school-based suicide intervention program. He has examined the mental health and substance abuse care of a broad range of Medicaid enrollees, including children and adults with depression, children with ADHD, children with autism, children receiving psychotropic medications, and individuals with opiate dependence and other substance use disorders. Stein's recent work involves using technology to support the dissemination and implementation of effective interventions for traumatized children and examining the impact of state policies on the use of evidence-based treatment of Medicaid-enrolled individuals with heroin and narcotic addiction. Stein previously served as the senior director of research, evaluation, and outcomes at the Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. He serves on the editorial board of Psychiatric Services and previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Stein received his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Recent Projects

  • Enabling schools to better meet the needs of children exposed to traumatic events
  • Examining the impact of state policies regarding the treatment of autism on the families of children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Examining the potential of the internet to support the dissemination and effective implementation of effective mental health treatments.

Selected Publications

Harris E.N., Sorbero M.J., Kogan J.N., Schuster J.M., Stein B.D., "Concurrent Mental Health Therapy among Medicaid Enrolled Youth Starting Antipsychotic Medications," Psychiatric Services, 2012

B.D. Stein et al., "Impact of a Private Health Insurance Mandate on Public Sector Autism Service Use in Pennsylvania," Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(8), 2012

B.D. Stein et al., "Predictors of Adequate Depression Treatment Among Medicaid-Enrolled Youth," Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2012

B.D. Stein et al., "The Impact of Buprenorphine on Treatment of Opioid Dependence in a Medicaid Population: Recent Service Utilization Trends in the Use of Buprenorphine and Methadone," Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2012

Kataoka S., Jaycox, L.H., Wong M., Nadeem E., Langley A., Tang L., Stein B.D., "Effects on School Outcomes: Preliminary Findings from a Community-Partnered Study of a School Trauma Intervention," Ethnicity and Disease, 2011

B. D. Stein et al., "The Emotional and Behavioral Impact of Terrorism on Children: Results from a National Survey," Applied Developmental Science, 8(4), 2004

B. D. Stein et al., "A Mental Health Intervention for Schoolchildren Exposed to Violence: A Randomized Controlled Trial," Journal of the American Medical Association, 290(5), 2003

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Associated Press; Detroit Free Press; Los Angeles Times; Mental Health Weekly Digest; Pittsburgh Business Times; Reuters Health; Santa Monica Mirror;

Video Interviews: CCTV